The Grand Mesa Nordic Council is a community-based nonprofit organization of people who love to participate in Nordic sports on Grand Mesa. They are dedicated to promoting fun, safe, diversified cross-country skiing experiences on the Grand Mesa for skiers of all ages, abilities, and interests. The Council grooms 54 kilometers (32.4 miles) of trails on the Mesa. You’ll find three trail systems at three trailheads on the Mesa: Skyway, County Line and Ward Creek. All trails are located just off Colorado Highway 65 on the Mesa, except the North Ward trailhead, which...(read more)
If you’re over the age of retirement that phrase may bring visions of a shiny, red wagon or the haircut you wore in high school and if you spend your days shuffling kids to school and soccer practice you may be thinking Frisbees, kites or hula-hoops. But if your first thought on a cold winter morning is grabbing your board(s) and hitting the ski slopes, well then you will no doubt be heading to
Powderhorn Mountain Resort to check out the “Flat Top Flyer” on Colorado’s beautiful Grand Mesa. We’re talking about the new Poma high-speed quad chair lift that was installed this past summer and named in honor of the ski area’s location.
Tucked alongside the northern edge of Western Colorado's beautiful Grand Mesa, Powderhorn Mountain Resort is just a short drive from Cedaredge. It offers breathtaking views and over 1,600 acres of mountain terrain. Powderhorn is one of Colorado’s most down-to-earth ski resorts and it’s in this mountain range that some of the softest snow in the state falls. They average over 250 inches each winter and the ski resort prides itself on natural runs, long days and short lift lines. For the more fearless, tree skiing and powder runs are ample and uncrowded.
Regardless of your age or ability, they offer all levels of terrain, a full-service, professional Ski and Ride Center, rental equipment, base area dining, shopping, and lodging. It’s an easy day trip so spend an extra day on your next visit and check it out. For more information go to: www.powderhorn.com
Tucked away in the back corner of the park-like setting at Pioneer Town, discover a gem, the Chapel of the Cross.
Don and Inez Petersen donors of the chapel were impressed with a chapel they had visited in New Zealand. They were so impressed that they aspired to provide a place of inspiration such as this for other people. It seemed right to build the chapel in Pioneer Town.
Symbols of the Christian faith are featured throughout. Entering the sanctuary, eyes are immediately drawn to the large slender stainless steel cross in a self-standing wall seen through the large windows to the south. The effect is intriguing, giving the appearance that the wall has been pushed out and is open to the out-of-doors.
The state-of-the art three manual model of the Allen organ is the same as that installed in the largest church in the world located on the Gold Coast of Africa.
Local and out-of-town vocalists and musicians have added their special talented performances to a long list of programs given here over the years. A Chapel Committee schedules summer concerts and other programs. Weddings are planned through a Wedding Coordinator. Religious services and memorials have also been performed here.